Nancy Grace Defends Casey Anthony Coverage
Outspoken HLN anchor hits back at critics
- Duration 6:43
- Date Jul 11, 2011
Outspoken HLN anchor hits back at critics
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First a short segments and I was very personal between HLN anchor Nancy Grace -- Casey Anthony charged with killing a two year old daughter Caylee as you know all.
Casey Anthony was acquitted on those murder charges but the mainstream media has condemned this -- coverage because of her extreme passion.
In the case.
-- not guilty verdict.
On all major towns and the tot mom Casey Anthony murder trial.
The defense -- probably leaves the courthouse.
-- goes to toast champagne.
In front of a window at a local bar.
But let me just say.
Is dancing tonight.
Top money -- in court today with a new carefree and casual look.
I -- -- dress like a librarian now.
-- us now.
From Atlanta is Nancy Grace -- do you think he went overboard at all on your coverage of the trial.
You know bill number one thank you for having me but I overboard.
When there is a miscarriage of justice.
No I don't think I went.
-- -- -- I think that -- -- -- board.
Is very trite.
What I think went wrong is not me economy tanks or covering what happened in the courtroom but what went wrong.
Is the jury verdict now listen.
I respect our justice system I have dedicated my life.
To our justice systems -- my fiance was murdered.
Back in 1979.
Sometimes working three and four jobs at a time.
So I could seek justice in the courtroom -- a prosecutor.
What is over board is the jury verdict.
Okay but you have to admit that the way you presented the material throughout the trial.
-- flamboyant you nicknamed the Casey Anthony tot mom what is tot mom mean anyway what does that.
Well what TD UI will finally reveal.
Where tot mom came from.
Where does it loss still I would often give -- is that I had to memorize hundreds and hundreds sometimes thousands.
Pages of legal documents for class.
And it was easier for me to remember a case by.
The content of the case not -- -- Smith -- -- Shaughnessy so I would name each case by the contents.
In this case I needed continent that would fit at the bottom of the screen so our viewer we'd network.
It's always -- -- and tot mom fit but it did -- -- like an integration personal nobody detect and I don't like to denigrate your if you look at nominal I don't think it is like that.
Okay I know what it said it better to be -- -- killer would that be better I think I tell my mom.
The fair way to do this interview is that the people who watch your coverage of the trial certainly you make of their -- on whether you were fair or unfair or what you brought to the trial.
I don't have to define -- form.
The more interesting question now is.
Why the media attack is attacking you so vehemently Steven Brill -- court TV and I -- tired you one point called -- monster.
The time magazine television right.
Put a -- sick calls you immoral.
The moral Davids are awake a smart guy -- -- the Baltimore Sun says.
-- You know what do you think about cable TV coverage of the trial lawyers -- -- TV.
Talking about cases which is not involved TV host like grace who independently decide innocence and guilt and ride that phony sense of righteous condemnation.
-- -- -- So you're getting pounded by these people.
Well first of all I know none of those people except for mr.
Do I have a great deal to regardless of what he may say about me now.
He put me on the show -- Johnnie Cochran and really started my legal career so I have mr.
-- nothing but thanks.
-- to his comments I can't I don't know anything about that.
But he says he says she's a monster a court TV.
She feels she is she explains legal process to the viewer.
But then injects -- -- he he he seems to object to I think they all seem to object to us that you wore.
Tone of certainty.
And I can identify with that being -- -- -- exact same thing that you do.
When I present -- -- are you out there you go see no I think she's guilty I'm 99%.
That Casey Anthony is guilty.
But you -- a 100%.
And no doubt ever in your whole presentation correct.
Well if you take a look at the facts -- I really don't see and need.
Bill to sugar 'cause the truth yes it may be easier to pretend that this was an accidental drowning.
Of gold key -- a two year old little girl but the facts simply do not justify that the whole -- theory is nonsensical.
I -- and I saw -- on this program I I couldn't agree with you more there was not one shred of evidence to show that was an accident or an alternative.
To the murder of the duct tape and this woman was in charge of the of the fuel but again I'm gonna go back you must have some thought in your mind.
When I'm attacked and I am routinely.
I always know or think I know the motive of the -- What -- -- motives of these people why are they after you.
Well I do believe that some France's TV pundits.
May attack me because -- actually want tot mom's interview.
Or they want the big yet and so therefore attacking me may help them do that put -- in good with the defeat -- he's.
-- drill in upon the whacked in Zurich.
That's not -- they have no bad.
-- on air TV pundits there.
The good thing for me is I don't care fight -- get an interview I don't want tot -- -- thought they would hear about that -- the body is drill -- -- monster any other guys as your moral does that bother you.
If I listen to it paid attention to -- -- course it would be hurtful.
But the reality is it doesn't change the truth.
And I am here to tell the truth and have been trying to do that since 1979.
Regardless of what -- newspaper writer says in Peoria or what some.
Lawyers has on -- national TV show in the morning.
I don't care what they say I know what happened in court there's only two alternatives that this is an intentional murder of -- little girl.
Or a felony.
Chloroform in the child.
And she ended up dying those -- the only two choices and that's a felony murder and that is the truth.
Nancy we appreciate you stepping up thanks very much.